Local News

  • Attorney general warns sweepstakes and lottery scams on rise

    Attorney General Jack Conway warns consumers that sweepstakes and lottery scams are on the rise in Kentucky.

    Conway's Office of Consumer Protection receives several calls a day from consumers who have either received a notification that they have won a prize or who have wired money and are now victims of a sweepstakes or lottery-related scam.

  • Fire, police tackle staff shortages

    Despite being understaffed, Campbellsville Police and Fire departments maintain good response times, even as demand for their services grows.

    Police and fire response and understaffing has been a topic of discussion at two recent Campbellsville City Council meetings. At those meetings, Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield and Fire Chief Allen Johnson said that their departments are shorthanded and that future growth would require additional personnel. The City has been discussing the annexation of properties to be used as campgrounds.

  • What to wear?

    Dress codes will see little to no change at local schools this year.

    Only Campbellsville High and Taylor County Middle made changes to their 2010-2011 dress codes, according to administrators.

    "I believe the only major changes are that the students are allowed to wear hooded sweatshirts and T-shirts with appropriate wording," said CHS Principal Kirby Smith.

    Pam Huddleston, TCMS guidance secretary, said the dress code saw a few changes.

  • Heat advisory issued

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a heat advisory effective from noon on Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday evening.

    Temperatures in the upper 90s and high humidity will cause heat indexes to seem like 105.

    Use caution in working long periods of time outdoors.


  • Two arrested on alcohol charges after crash

    A Campbellsville woman and a Lebanon man were arrested by Kentucky State Police following a single vehicle crash near Lebanon on Friday.

    According to a KSP news release, George Rakes Jr., 38, of Lebanon was operating a 1984 Dodge pickup on KY 208, about 7 miles south of Lebanon, when he lost control and struck an embankment.

    Rakes was transported to Springview Hospital, where he was treated and released before being arrested. He was charged with DUI, having no insurance, having no operator's license and having an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

  • City Council to have special meeting Wednesday

    Campbellsville City Council will have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21 in the City Council room above Campbellsville Police Department. The meeting is open to the public. On the agenda is:

    - Approval for mayor to sign forms for USDA grant.

    - Discuss planning & zoning.

    - Second reading of ordinances annexing property owned by Dennis Brinley and Marie Tucker and property owned by Welby and Jeff Simpson.

  • Company provides woman with 'lifetime' prize

    Jamie Smith was certain she wouldn't win, but she entered Windstream's Lifetime Price Guarantee contest anyway. After all, it was free satellite television service, local and long distance phone service and high-speed Internet for life.

    It wasn't until the caravan of Windstream and media vehicles showed up in her driveway Friday that she began to realize that her luck was better than she thought.

  • Doing their Part: To save a life

    "Something good to do," he said, while drinking a bottle of water.

    "Because we need it ... bad," she said, while eating a bag of pretzels.

    Seth Dykes and Dr. Cassandra Stephens are two people who say they have donated blood for years.

    The need for blood donors in the American Red Cross River Valley region, which includes Campbellsville, is "critical."

  • One injured in two-car crash

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Salem Church Road.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's office report, Thaniel Hunt, 51, of 51 Harris Road in Campbellsville was traveling south on Salem Church Road toward KY 210 at 4:51 p.m.

    The report states that Lesley Beard, 20, of 506 Graham Road in Campbellsville was traveling north on Salem Church Road toward KY 527 when Hunt's 2000 Dodge Dakota met Beard's 1998 Ford Escort in a narrow curve. As a result, Hunt struck Beard's vehicle.

  • Schools set orientation dates for students

    Students in local school systems will soon gather their supplies together and head back to class.

    Students in the Campbellsville and Taylor County school districts will head back to the classroom Wednesday, Aug. 4 with Kentucky Christian Academy's school year beginning a week later on Aug. 11.

    Local schools will have orientations for students and their parents to get a head start on planning for the new school year, with some beginning this week.

    Supply lists for many local schools have been posted at several local stores.

    Campbellsville Schools